Dhammapada

Attavagga ⧸ Gāthā 159

Attānañce tathā kayirā yathaññamanusāsati
Sudanto vata dammetha attā hi kira duddamo

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Self ⧸ Verse 159

One should do what one teaches others to do; if one would train others, one should be well controlled oneself. Difficult, indeed, is self-control.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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